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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Johnsons of Whixley going for Gold at National Plant Show

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Nationwide plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is set to introduce a brand new plant to the market at this year’s National Plant Show in a bid to scoop gold in the New Plant Awards. Hosted by the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) from 21-22 June, the National Plant Show takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry and is the biggest horticultural show for garden centre plant buyers in the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is hoping to scoop gold for its new plant ‘Geranium Miss Heidi’ in the show’s New Plant Awards…

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Palmstead Nurseries help out at Gardeners World Live

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Palmstead Nurseries came to the aid of designers Alexandra Stevenson and Jean Wardrop after receiving a slightly panicked phone call a week before the Gardeners World Live event, at which they were due to present ‘The Green Connection’ garden. Within two days the designers were able to browse the 300,000 perennials at Palmstead Nurseries, pick their selection and pack them off to the event, helped by marketing manager Nick Coslett; “It was like being let loose in a sweet shop” said Jean. Despite the rain over the build weekend Jean, Alex and their contractor Mark of Genesis Landscapes completed the…

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Barcham to show fluorescent tests to tree care professionals

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Barcham Trees is offering tree care professionals the chance to view at first-hand how it tests the health of trees on its Cambridgeshire nursery using the Arborcheck Nursery Benchmark System, developed by Hansatech Instruments Ltd and the nursery. The testing, which will be carried out by Bartlett personnel between 11 and 22 July this year, is based on data relating to tree health accumulated independently at Barcham by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and measured by Hansatech’s chlorophyll fluorescence measuring systems. The Arborcheck system measures chlorophyll fluorescence emissions from the leaves of a tree and compares the measured values with the benchmarks for…

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Wyevale enters eight new plants into HTA Awards

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The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show 2016 is nearly upon us, housing over a hundred UK suppliers and exhibiting over a thousand plant varieties, a hundred of them entries for the New Plant Awards. Split into five categories comprising of annuals, herbaceous perennials, trees and conifers, shrubs and climbers and houseplants, the New Plant Awards is host to the newest and best in plantae introductions and includes eight entries this year from Wyevale Nurseries. Established in 1930 by horticulturist and entrepreneur Harry Williamson, Wyevale Nurseries has become one of the UK’s largest family run commercial nurseries. Originally existing…

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Wyevale Nurseries help charity with garden at Sophie House

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One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has collaborated with Nick Dunn of Frank Matthews of Tenbury Wells and together supplied the trees and plants for a charity garden on the outskirts of the city. Chris Bennewith, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, assisted in the planning of the garden for Sophie House, part of the Martha Trust, which provides lifelong and respite care for young people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We were delighted we could help the charity as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with the new garden…

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Johnsons of Whixley selected to supply West Kensington memorial garden

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading national plant nursery, has been selected by The Landscape Group id verde to supply Gwendwr Gardens in West Kensington – a public garden to remember those killed in the Blitz. Johnsons secured the contract worth £13,000 following a competitive tender issued by Coventry-based The Landscape Group, part of the id verde Group which is the European market leader for the management, maintenance and construction of natural and urban landscapes. As part of the renovation works, overgrown foliage was cut back to make way for the new planting scheme supplied by Johnsons of Whixley, comprising of…

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Laurica helps create Giant ‘Ball’ of Laurels!

Although the dust has now settled on the Floralies 2016, one image remains ‘live’ in the mind. The Giant ‘Ball’ of laurels on the Bijloke site will always live in the memory. Daniël and Nele Ost were the designers of this large piece that was displayed in the middle of the Bijloke. The main supplier of this object was of Jabbeke based Laurica plants, who provided over 660 small plants that we together shaped into one giant ‘ball’ of Laurels. They additionally provided all laurels on the opposite side of our installation. Large shell of Woven Bamboo Yann Callaert, general…

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Caroline Tatham to host talk at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

The founder and principal at the Cotswold Gardening School has been announced as one of the guest speakers at an Open Day being held this month at Wyevale Nurseries. Caroline Tatham will be hosting a talk entitled ‘From Wyevale to Highgrove’ on Thursday, June 30 at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. She explained: “I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day. I plan to put together a slide show presentation that covers the designing, building and planting of the Festival Gardens and celebrity stage at RHS Malvern Spring and Autumn shows. “I will also include examples…

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Enter for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is encouraging growers of cut flowers to enter the International Grower of the Year Awards 2017. The awards recognise best practice in horticultural production with categories for ‘Cut Flowers and Foliage’, ‘Young Plants’ and ‘Finished Plants’. Arcadia Chrysanten, based in the Netherlands, was received the gold cut flowers award and silver went to Flash Tarim Ürünleri Ltd. Sti. from Turkey. Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands, specialises in the cultivation and marketing of bunched and disbudded chrysanthemums and produces 50 million high quality branches a year for sale in both Eastern and Western Europe. The company…

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Gavin Jones Ltd acquires Clifton Nurseries (Holdings) Ltd

Gavin Jones Ltd

Gavin Jones, the award-winning landscape, garden design, construction and maintenance company, are delighted to announce that it has acquired Clifton Nurseries. Will Clark, Managing Director of Gavin Jones said: “The acquisition of Clifton Nurseries provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to invest in a unique horticultural business with a remarkable heritage; it has a distinctive offering and a we are thrilled to add it to the Gavin Jones portfolio and believe that there is great synergy between the two companies.” Clifton Nurseries has an extensive and loyal client base; it has occupied the same site in Little Venice since 1851….

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